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Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2021

Product ID: CA3138R5
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Up your advocacy game

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2021 will give you the tools you need to spot difficult issues that can arise in the process and successfully advocate for the ward’s best interests.

Placement options

Learn how competency evaluations work from the care manager and advocate perspectives. Dive into issues that can arise beyond Watts reviews. Explore how COVID-19 has complicated the process of assessing where the ward should live.

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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

Credits

7 CLE, 7 GALAD

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 16, 20218:30 AM - 3:50 PM CT

Add to Calendar 6/16/2021 8:30:00 AM 6/16/2021 3:50:00 PM America/Chicago Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2021

Up your advocacy game

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2021 will give you the tools you need to spot difficult issues that can arise in the process and successfully advocate for the ward’s best interests.

Placement options

Learn how competency evaluations work from the care manager and advocate perspectives. Dive into issues that can arise beyond Watts reviews. Explore how COVID-19 has complicated the process of assessing where the ward should live.

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Up your advocacy game

When you serve as a court-appointed guardian ad litem (GAL) in guardianship or protective placement matters for adults, you’re playing a vital part in the legal system. Adult Guardian ad Litem Training 2021 will give you the tools you need to spot difficult issues that can arise in the process and successfully advocate for the ward’s best interests.

Placement options

Learn how competency evaluations work from the care manager and advocate perspectives. Dive into issues that can arise beyond Watts reviews. Explore how COVID-19 has complicated the process of assessing where the ward should live.

Read More ↓

Program Chair and Presenters:

Avery J. Mayne
Walny Legal Group LLC
Milwaukee

Jessica A. Liebau
Wessels & Liebau LLC
Mequon

Presenters:

Sarah Adjemian
Washington County Register in Probate
West Bend

Victoria L. Davis Dávila
Davis & Pledl, S.C.
Milwaukee

Anne A. Devitt
State Public Defender’s Office (Ret.)
Milwaukee

Hon. Sandra J. Giernoth
Washington County Circuit Court
West Bend

Amy K. Greske
O’Neill Elder Law LLC
Hudson

Megan Murray
Life Navigators
Wauwatosa

Peter M. Navis
Walworth County Office of Corporation Counsel
Elkhorn

Blaine Patiño
Patiño Law Offices
Wauwatosa

Robert T. Pledl
Davis & Pledl, S.C.
Milwaukee

Kate Schilling
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Madison

Mary Till
Program Director, Life Navigators
Wauwatosa

 

8:30 a.m. : Guardianship Basics

  • Handling an initial guardianship/protective placement case from appointment through payment
  • Navigating a temporary guardianship
  • Conducting an annual (“Watts”) review

Blaine Patiño

10:00 a.m. : Break

10:15 a.m. : The Comprehensive Report, Placements and Transfers

  • Evaluation overview – nuts and bolts of the process
  • Anatomy of a comprehensive evaluation
  • Litigating initial placement issues
  • What is “a placement?” – how to transfer the ward between placements

Victoria L. Davis Dávila, Megan Murray, Robert T. Pledl

11:30 a.m. : Guardianship Appointments - Who Can Serve as Guardian?

  • Introduction to the types of non-family member guardians - volunteer guardians, corporate guardians, and attorney guardians
  • Discussion on funding sources for guardianship fees
  • Shared experiences of the Court's expectations of non-family member guardians with regard to frequency of visits, involvement in inter-family issues, and morexxxx

Avery J. Mayne, Kate Schilling, Mary Till

12:05.m. : Lunch

1:05 p.m. : The Ward’s Rights

  • During initial process (rights of “proposed wards”)
  • Post-appointment rights (rights of “wards”)
  • Right to counsel and due process protections
  • Freedoms of religion, association, and beyond
  • The right to make “bad” decisions

Jessica A. Liebau

1:55 p.m. : A View from the Bench: Best Practices for the GAL

  • Best practices
  • Court expectations of the GAL’s appointment
  • What they like to see
  • Common issues that arise

Sarah Adjemian, Hon. Sandra J. Giernoth, Peter M. Navis

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Guardianship Scrimmage – What does a case look like in practice?

  • Role play of a contested adult guardianship and protective placement action
    o Choice of guardian
    o Placement options
    o Ward’s rights
  • Demonstrations of advocacy from the perspective of the petitioner, adversary counsel, and GAL

Anne A. Devitt, Avery J. Mayne. Amy K. Greske

3:50 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Handle a guardianship or protective placement case from appointment through payment
  • Anticipate critical issues at each stage of the process
  • Gain the tools you need to ensure a ward’s rights are recognized and honored
  • Know what judges, commissioners, and corporation counsel want to see
  • Understand how comprehensive evaluations work
  • Examine the role of each party through a real-world scenario
  • Earn the credits necessary to accept GAL appointments for adults
  • Guardians ad litem for adults
  • Elder law attorneys
  • Attorneys representing adults with special needs
  • Estate planning attorneys

Book Sale – Save 20%

Guardian ad Litem Handbook

Save 20% on Guardian ad Litem Handbook .* Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version. Wisconsin’s most comprehensive guide to being a GAL. Find essential information for handling the legal issues as a GAL and gain insight into understanding the human side of a case.

Use discount code CA3138 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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